Springfield—May 13, 2024—The Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS announced that GAMEDAY presented by CEFCU will return to the tournament week lineup on Tuesday, June 25th. This event, geared for kids ages 8 – 18, will make a sixth-year return to the schedule thanks to local sponsor CEFCU. The event is free to attend and participate in but limited to the first fifty registered kids and registration is now open.

GAMEDAY’s mission is to positively impact young golfers by hosting events during the season across the PGA, LPGA, and Korn Ferry Tour. “We have enjoyed watching this event grow each year as we want to do our part to grow interest in the game of golf. Our partnership with CEFCU allows us to keep this unique experience for kids on our schedule.” Said Executive Director, Kate Peters.

The GAMEDAY event is hosted by the golf division of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which is held on Tuesday, June 25th from 3:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. This unique program offers registered juniors and their parent or guardian the chance to accompany 2 –3 professional golfers for 9 holes during their practice rounds. Juniors will walk inside-the-ropes and engage with participating professionals as they prepare for the Championship. Following the round, participants will have the opportunity to join the Korn Ferry Tour professionals for a question-and-answer session focused on life skills and values, along with autograph and photo opportunities.

“Involvement in golf offers kids the chance to grow and develop many different skill sets; from balance and hand-eye coordination to self-confidence and self-esteem. We are proud to be able to make this opportunity available at no cost to area youth.” said Janá Stevens, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Communications.

“The purpose of GAMEDAY is to engage juniors in a dialogue about what principles are essential to success in life and golf, following dreams, dedication, goal setting, integrity, and faith. We are pleased to be able to bring this event, already popular at many other Tour stops back to Springfield each year.” Said Jim Esary, Director of FCA Golf.

There is no cost to participate but parents/guardians must register their children in advance by visiting www.fcagolf.org/gameday. For more information, contact the tournament office at 217.670.2910 or visit MemorialHealthChampionship.com to learn more.


About the Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS

The Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS, a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event on the Korn Ferry Tour, is conducted annually at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Illinois. This four-day, 72-hole competition features 156 players from around the world vying for a total purse of $1,000,000. As the path to the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour features some of the most talented professional golfers who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. Since the inaugural year in 2016, the tournament has continued to grow with an expected economic impact of over five million dollars on the central Illinois region.



With assets totaling over $7.8 billion, CEFCU serves nearly 395,000 members through 26 Illinois Member Centers and 6 California Member Centers, the CEFCU Financial Center, the Money Center 24 ATM Network, CEFCU’s website, cefcu.com, the surcharge-free CO-OP ATM Network, and the CU Service Center Shared Branch Network


About Korn Ferry Tour

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops golf's next stars, preparing them to compete and win on the game's biggest stage. The Korn Ferry Tour, which has served as a path to the PGA TOUR since its inception, will award 30 PGA TOUR cards based off its points list in 2023, with the No. 1 player earning exemptions into the following year’s PLAYERS Championship and U.S. Open. With more than 600 PGA TOUR titles, 28 major championships and six FedExCup champions, Korn Ferry Tour alumni make up 88 percent of the PGA TOUR’s current membership. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour and to follow the season-long quest for PGA TOUR cards, visit PGATOUR.COM or follow the Korn Ferry Tour on social media. Select Korn Ferry Tour events are televised annually on GOLF Channel in the United States, with tournament coverage available internationally in more than 170 countries and territories via 22 media partners.